Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2020, 74741 [2020-25775]

Download as PDF 74741 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Notices (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 17, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–25802 Filed 11–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P Background and Purpose DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2010–1066] Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2020 ACTION: published annually in the Federal Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2020, as of September 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice please contact Mr. Jeff Decker, U.S. Coast Guard, Regulations Development Manager, (202) 372–1507 or: RBSInfo@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act that requires a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be SUMMARY: Since 1998, Congress has passed a series of laws providing funding for projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program, which is administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. For a detailed description of the legislative history, please see the Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2016 Notice published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2017 (82 FR 17671). These funds are available to the Secretary from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) established under 26 U.S.C. 9504(a) for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. Amounts made available under this subsection remain available during the two succeeding fiscal years. Any amount that is unexpended or unobligated at the end of the 3-year period during which it is available shall be withdrawn by the Secretary and allocated to the States in addition to any other amounts available for allocation in the fiscal year in which they are withdrawn or the following fiscal year. Use of these funds requires compliance with standard Federal contracting rules with associated lead and processing times resulting in a lag time between available funds and spending. The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Trust Fund, and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2020 for each project is shown below. Specific Accounting of Funds The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2020 for each project is shown in the chart below. Project Description 46 USC 43 Compliance: Inspection Program/Boat Testing Program. 46 USC 43 Compliance: Staff Salaries and Travel. Administrative Overhead .......................... Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) Web System. Provided for continuance of the national recreational boat compliance inspection program, which began in January 2001. Provided for personnel to oversee manufacturer compliance with 46 U.S.C. 43 requirements. Supplies and Materials to support the RBS Program ................................................. Provided for maintaining the BARD Web System, which enables reporting authorities in the 50 States, five U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia to submit their accident reports electronically over a secure Internet connection. Provided contract personnel to conduct boating safety-related research and analysis. Provided to facilitate staff training on new grant management requirements ............. Provided for travel by employees of the Boating Safety Division to gather background and planning information for new recreational boating safety initiatives. Provided for 18 personnel directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program and Administrative Reserve Support. Provided for collecting data to support the National Recreational Boating Survey .... Contract Personnel Support ..................... Grant Management Training ..................... Recreational Boating Safety Program Travel. Reimbursable Salaries .............................. Survey ....................................................... Of the $8.307 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal year 2020, $709,802 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an additional $6,289,226 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed, obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2020. The remainder of the FY19 and FY20 funds made available to the Coast Guard (approximately $9.231 million) may be retained for the allowable period for the National Recreational Boating Survey, the expected reengineering of the Boating Accident and Reporting VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 Database, and other projects, or it may be transferred into the pool of money available for allocation through the state grant program. Authority This notice is issued pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 and 46 U.S.C. 13107(c)(4). Dated: November 17, 2020. Wayne R. Arguin, Jr., Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–25775 Filed 11–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cost $2,041,346 560,150 37,506 514,186 924,254 96,501 41,433 2,733,653 50,000 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0048] Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Person Who Performed Repairs or Alterations U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2010-1066]


Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities 
Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation 
Act; Fiscal Year 2020

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a 
requirement of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that 
requires a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and 
activities funded under the national recreational boating safety 
program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal 
Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has 
committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2020, as of 
September 30, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice please 
contact Mr. Jeff Decker, U.S. Coast Guard, Regulations Development 
Manager, (202) 372-1507 or: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Purpose

    Since 1998, Congress has passed a series of laws providing funding 
for projects, programs, and activities funded under the national 
recreational boating safety program, which is administered by the U.S. 
Coast Guard. For a detailed description of the legislative history, 
please see the Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and 
Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface 
Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2016 Notice published in the Federal 
Register on April 12, 2017 (82 FR 17671).
    These funds are available to the Secretary from the Sport Fish 
Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) established under 26 
U.S.C. 9504(a) for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and 
activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the 
national recreational boating safety program. Amounts made available 
under this subsection remain available during the two succeeding fiscal 
years. Any amount that is unexpended or unobligated at the end of the 
3-year period during which it is available shall be withdrawn by the 
Secretary and allocated to the States in addition to any other amounts 
available for allocation in the fiscal year in which they are withdrawn 
or the following fiscal year.
    Use of these funds requires compliance with standard Federal 
contracting rules with associated lead and processing times resulting 
in a lag time between available funds and spending. The total amount of 
funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Trust Fund, and 
committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2020 for each 
project is shown below.

Specific Accounting of Funds

    The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the 
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and committed, obligated, 
and/or expended during fiscal year 2020 for each project is shown in 
the chart below.

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            Project                    Description             Cost
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46 USC 43 Compliance:            Provided for                 $2,041,346
 Inspection Program/Boat          continuance of the
 Testing Program.                 national recreational
                                  boat compliance
                                  inspection program,
                                  which began in January
                                  2001.
46 USC 43 Compliance: Staff      Provided for personnel          560,150
 Salaries and Travel.             to oversee
                                  manufacturer
                                  compliance with 46
                                  U.S.C. 43 requirements.
Administrative Overhead........  Supplies and Materials           37,506
                                  to support the RBS
                                  Program.
Boating Accident Report          Provided for                    514,186
 Database (BARD) Web System.      maintaining the BARD
                                  Web System, which
                                  enables reporting
                                  authorities in the 50
                                  States, five U.S.
                                  Territories, and the
                                  District of Columbia
                                  to submit their
                                  accident reports
                                  electronically over a
                                  secure Internet
                                  connection.
Contract Personnel Support.....  Provided contract               924,254
                                  personnel to conduct
                                  boating safety-related
                                  research and analysis.
Grant Management Training......  Provided to facilitate           96,501
                                  staff training on new
                                  grant management
                                  requirements.
Recreational Boating Safety      Provided for travel by           41,433
 Program Travel.                  employees of the
                                  Boating Safety
                                  Division to gather
                                  background and
                                  planning information
                                  for new recreational
                                  boating safety
                                  initiatives.
Reimbursable Salaries..........  Provided for 18               2,733,653
                                  personnel directly
                                  related to
                                  coordinating and
                                  carrying out the
                                  national recreational
                                  boating safety program
                                  and Administrative
                                  Reserve Support.
Survey.........................  Provided for collecting          50,000
                                  data to support the
                                  National Recreational
                                  Boating Survey.
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    Of the $8.307 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal 
year 2020, $709,802 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an 
additional $6,289,226 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed, 
obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2020. The remainder of the 
FY19 and FY20 funds made available to the Coast Guard (approximately 
$9.231 million) may be retained for the allowable period for the 
National Recreational Boating Survey, the expected reengineering of the 
Boating Accident and Reporting Database, and other projects, or it may 
be transferred into the pool of money available for allocation through 
the state grant program.

Authority

    This notice is issued pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 and 46 U.S.C. 
13107(c)(4).

    Dated: November 17, 2020.
Wayne R. Arguin, Jr.,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-25775 Filed 11-20-20; 8:45 am]
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